Author: Tonya Wertman

Pressing Beauty Questions

Posted on Jul 9, 2012 by No Comments

Can you really… Diminish cellulite? Make your nails grow faster? Get rid of puffy eyes and dark circles?

Keep reading to discover what beauty experts say. Read more…

5 Ways to Add Some Oomph to Your Wardrobe

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 by 1 Comment

Does getting ready for work in the morning have you wishing you wore a uniform? Are you in a work wear rut? Do you feel like your work attire has fallen flat? If you answered yes, keep reading!

We all get bored with the same old outfits we wear week in and week out, but it’s easy to update your work wardrobe with some of the more colorful or fun pieces you already may have hanging in your closet.

You will be surprised that you can still maintain a professional appearance with items you would wear to happy hour. Here are five easy ways to add some oomph to your your style with office-friendly statement pieces. Read more…

Comfort & Joy

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 by No Comments

My friend gave me a Silkie Ribbon Comfort Blankie before my son was born and it has become his most favorite possession. We call it Lovey or Ya Ya and on occasion, it has been known to bring him more comfort than his dad or I.

This 12″ x 12″ plush blanket is very well-loved and never left his crib (except to be washed) until my son turned one. Since then, it has since made a trip around the world, (twice) has been sucked on, dropped on the floor, dragged through our house, family’s houses, friend’s houses, preschool, countless cars, airports, hotel rooms, wiped up snot, tears and vomit; and while completely disgusting, my son’s precious Lovey has brought some much needed security right at the moment he needs it most. Read more…

Beyond Please and Thank You

Posted on Jul 2, 2012 by 2 Comments

Long before I became a mother, I made a list of basic manners I thought my child, and all children, for that matter should have. My list went well beyond “please” and “thank you”.

Every child wants to be well liked, and every parent wants children who can get along well in the school, social, and work arenas. The secret to this is good manners, which do not materialize on their own. Like proper hygiene, good manners must be instilled from the beginning, until they become habit. Read more…

Summertime Drugstore Essentials

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 by 2 Comments

Yippee, summer is finally here! Hip hip hurray! Three cheers for summer. Can you sense a theme here? I’m happy it’s summer.

Like many of you, my family is hitting the pool or beach (possibly both) this weekend, but before we do, I’m stocking up on these favorite [and CHEAP – most under $15.00!] summertime drugstore treasures. Read more…

Books to Help You Be a Better Stay-at-Home Mom

Posted on Jun 28, 2012 by 8 Comments

It’s been three years since I became a stay-at-home mom and to be honest, I’m still getting used to it. The no schedule thing and uncertainty that comes with each day, not always showering on a daily basis because Play-Doh and Legos always come first, but never before caffeine! It’s definitely gotten easier, but I’m still not all together comfortable with it.

A schedule is key and I suppose we have that most days: preschool on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, swim lessons on Tuesdays and afternoons filled with play dates, visits to the park, zoo, library and pet stores.

No matter what, we get out of the house, for my sanity, just as much as my son’s. I like to say, I’m a stay-at-home mom that does anything but stay at home. Read more…

Joining and Starting a Playgroup

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 by 2 Comments

I have to admit, I was reluctant to join a Mommy & Me group. I just didn’t want to “deal” with it, for lack of a better reason. My son and I had a good thing going with our daily walks, bi- and tri-weekly outings to Target and counting down the hours until Daddy got home; why on earth would we need a playgroup? At three months old, he wasn’t  even playing yet. Boy, was I wrong! Read more…

Childhood Anxiety

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 by No Comments

It is completely heartbreaking (and to be fair, a little frustrating) when your child is inconsolable because they lack the words to express what ails them or what they desire.

If you knew, you could address it, right? When our children were infants, we went through the check list: Is he wet? Is it meal time? Is he gassy? Is he tired? etc. As their vocabulary increases, they can tell you what’s wrong or what they need. Instead of their grunts and groans and our second guessing, we hear, “more grapes” or “I have a tummy ache”. It’s wonderful! Read more…

Summer Essentials – For Kids

Posted on Jun 20, 2012 by 1 Comment

School’s out for summer and that means long lazy days spent at the river, lakes, pools and beach! Yesterday I shared 5 Summer Essentials – For Mom and today is all about summer water fun necessities for kids:  Read more…